AJA KONA Product Line Goes Cross-Platform
Posted Mar 15, 2010

AJA Video Systems, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, announced today that it is now offering its KONA line of capture cards with software for both Mac and Windows-based systems.

The company is folding its XENA line of capture cards, designed for the Windows platform, into the KONA product line, giving customers twice the software and flexibility to use KONA cards on all platforms, at no additional cost.

The KONA family is AJA's line of 10-bit uncompressed capture and playback cards for video and audio input and output. Initially designed solely for the Mac platform, KONA now supports SD, HD, Dual Link 4:4:4 HD and 2K formats, and all of the functionality of the former XENA products within the single, cross-platform KONA line.

Effective immediately, every new KONA package shipped will include both Mac and Windows software and documentation. Current customers will experience no change in functionality or service, and Windows-based customers can find support on the AJA website under ‘KONA for PC'. Updated drivers for either Mac or PC platforms are always available online (http://www.aja.com/support/). AJA recommends users check the AJA website to ensure they have the latest drivers and software.

"Our goal is to simplify our customers' experience and give them greater value," said Nick Rashby, AJA Video Systems President. "The post-production world is not homogeneous, and offering a single product line with identical functionality that customers can use on either -- or both platforms, for the same cost, recognizes their need for ease of use and flexibility."

KONA for PC software is available for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP, with the same system specifications that have been previously published for XENA. All KONA cards now operate on both Mac and PC platforms. Those customers using Apple Mac Pro towers are able to install the KONA for Mac software to work under OS X and the KONA for PC Windows software under Apple Boot Camp to work cross-platform on the same machine.

The KONA cross-platform family is currently available from AJA's worldwide network of channel partners. MSRP pricing begins at $990. AJA reserves all rights in its XENA trademarks.

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